Ever wanted to access an online web service, only to find it’s only available to those people living in the United States? Read on to find out how you can get around this restriction by changing one simple setting in Windows.

Changing Your DNS Settings

Press the Win + R keyboard combination, then type ncpa.cpl into the run box and hit enter.

Then right-click on your current network adapter and choose properties from the context menu.

When the properties dialog opens, scroll down and choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click the properties button.

Then change your DNS Settings to the following IP’s:

  • Preferred DNS:
  • Alternate DNS:

Click OK, and then browse away.

When you are done browsing the restricted sites, you should change your DNS settings back to what they were before you changed them.

The DNS Server IPs come from the fantastic folk over at Tunlr.

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